15072017-btd-01.qxd 7/14/2017 11:11 PM Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY | 15 JULY 2017 | BATHINDA BATHINDA TRIBUNE Poor amenities IIFAntastic On wings of creativity Residents are troubled by the overflowing sewerage in the Bangi Nagar area of Bathinda. P2 At the 18th edition of the Indian Film Academy Awards in New York, Bollywood stars are all geared up to entertain the audience. P3 Queen of Indian television Ekta Kapoor is now ready to take centerstage with a new show Kundali Bhagya on Zee TV. P4 FORECAST CLOUDY | MAX 35.6°C MIN 28.3°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.4°C MIN 25°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 7.27 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5.31 AM Present details of garbage-dumping plan in 15 days: NGT to state govt Officials told to attend next hearing Sukhmeet Bhasin Tribune News Service Bathinda, July 14 The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the state government to tell that if the JITF company leaves the work, then in such a condition what will the government do to run the solid waste management plant located on the Mansa road in Bathinda. The NGT has also instructed to submit a report within 15 days on what is the state government’s detailed planning to dump the 110 tonnes of garbage of Bathinda city and 18 nearby municipal councils which amount to 350 tonnes of garbage generated everyday. Even the NGT has also directed chief secretary-level officials to present in person during the next hearing so The solid waste management plant in Bathinda. A FILE PHOTO that the draft of the new policy should be made responsibly and even the implementation work could also be done in a serious manner. The Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB) Secretary while giving his version told the NGT that the JIFT company which runs the solid waste plant had stopped the work in Jalandhar owing to protest. The gov- Bank officials to face action for violating security norms Bank robbery bid: Day after, police still clueless Gagandeep Sharma Tribune News Service Bathinda, July14 The Thermal police have failed to get any clue about the four burglars who made an attempt to loot the branch of the State Bank of India (SBI), situated near the NFL factory, on last night. While on the other hand, the Bathinda police have begin a process for taking action against bank officials for not following the security instructions released by the police to the bank. As per information, the Thermal police in the past had told the officials to remove the window ACs from the rear side of the bank, from where burglars have entered the bank and it was also mentioned in its security register. However, the officials did not pay heed to the directions. A case has been registered at the Thermal police station against the four unidentified accused under various sections on the statement of Capt Ravinder Singh, security superviser of the bank. The police have interrogated some residents of the area, however they have yet to make any breakthrough in the case. Naveen Singla, SSP said: , “We have started an investigation and the accused will be held soon.” “We have started a process to take action against bank officials and security personnel concerned for not following the security guidelines given by the Thermal police. The guilty will face the action,” he added. ernment had cancelled the tender at the proposed plant at Firozepur and even the situation at the plant in Bathinda was also not good as due to the protest, the work on the second phase of the project had not been started. MCB Commissioner Sanyam Aggarwal said the MCB and the state government had presented their views before the NGT and Even the National Green Tribunal has directed chief secretary-level officials to present in person during the next hearing so that the draft of the new policy should be made responsibly and even the implementation work could also be done in a serious manner. even the present status report had also been tabled at the NGT. Bathinda Tribune had already reported in the past that the JITF Urban Waste Management Limited company was annoyed over the delay in payment of the tipping fee (the fee charged for transportation of garbage to the dumping ground) and other issues and it might back out of the MC solid waste management project. The company had already sent a consultation notice to the Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) in which it has raised various issues, including the delay in the payment of tipping fee in Bathinda. As per the process, initially, consultation notice is given to resolve the issue amicably and afterwards, termination notice is issued. The plant has been set up at a cost of Rs 28 crore on 30 acres on the Mansa-Bathinda road. The company has also spent over Rs 1 crore to make it pollution-free and has used the latest technology for the same. Reasons behind delay in the start of the plant are said to be protests by residents and lack of political will. Resident files plaint against Big Bazaar for overcharging SukhmeetBhasin Tribune News Service Bathinda, July14 A city resident has lodged a complaint against Big Bazaar, a retail chain of hypermarkets, for charging price over the maximum retail price (MRP) of the product. He has stated that charging a customer above the MRP was illegal. City advocate has filed a complaint against the company branch manager and managing director in the district consumer court. The complainant had sought a compensation of Rs 2 lakh and Rs 10,000 court expenditure from the company. The first hearing in the case would be held on July 17. North Estate resident advocate Milan Setia said on July 7, he had gone to Big Bazaar located at the basement of Mittal Mall for shopping. He purchased goods including pillow cover, bleach, rice papad, face wash and fresh sweet corn. Divulging details, he has stated that at the cash counter they told him to pay Rs 497.30, including all taxes, which he paid. Later, when he checked the bill then the cost of Insta Glow Oxygen Glow bleach (51.4 gm) was Rs 120, whereas its MRP was Rs 80. Even the price of rice papad (200 gm) was Rs 43 in the bill, whereas its MRP was Rs 34. Big Bazaar recovered Rs 49 more for the two items. Later, when Setia told about the same to the person present at the counter, he refused to help him and his colleagues misbehaved with him. Rule 6(1)(e) of the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules mandate that on every package meant for retail sale the retail sale price is mentioned. Rule 2(m) defines “retail sale price” as the maximum price at which the commodity may be sold to the ultimate consumer and the price will be printed in the form of the MRP that is inclusive of all taxes. Rule 18(5) also says that no wholesale dealer or retailer should obliterate, smudge or alter the retail sale price indicated by manufacturer or packer or importer. Now, we have come to the most important provision. Rule 18(2) says: “No retail dealer or other person, including manufacturer, packer, importer and wholesale dealer, should make any sale of any commodity in a packed form at a price exceeding the retail sale price thereof.” Thus, selling at a price higher than the MRP is a clear violation of the Packaged Commodities Rules, he said. Multi-skill centre yet to begin functioning Nikhila Pant Dhawan Tribune News Service Bathinda, July 14 Conceptualised several years ago to train unemployed youth and prepare them to face the job market, the Multi-Skill Development Centre, located on the premises of the Government ITI, is yet to start functioning. Interestingly, it was inaugurated by Union Minister and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal in December 2016, just before the code of conduct for the Assembly elections came into force. While the foundation stone of the centre was laid almost four years ago, the building was completed in the previous year and inaugurated on December 24. Even after seven months of its inauguration, not even a single course has begun at the centre. Chances of the unemployed youth being offered any skill development course at the centre are also bleak as the pro- WORLD YOUTH SKILLS DAY TODAY The project was inaugurated by Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal in December 2016. A FILE PHOTO cedure for staff recruitment for the centre is yet to begin. The centre was to provide training to students of Bathinda and rural areas of other districts in 19 streams, including apparel and textiles, manufacturing, automotive, automotive designs, fitness, English speaking, IT and soft skills. The course duration was to vary between three months and one year. Youth, even those with education up to Classes V, X and XII, were to be eligible for the courses. During the inauguration ceremony, the Union Minister had even announced that under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Skill India Mission, the partner of the Punjab Government in Punjab Skill Development Mission, Gram Tarang, had joined hands with 12 renowned companies of the country. She had also claimed that these companies would provide placements to candidates Ambitious project The centre was to provide training to students of Bathinda and rural areas of other districts in 19 streams, including apparel and textile, manufacturing, automotive, automotive designs, fitness, English speaking, IT and soft skills. The course duration was to vary between three months and one year. Youth, even those with education up to Classes V, X and XII, were to be eligible for the courses. after completion of their respective courses from the centre. German firm dropped the project Notably, at the initial stage of the project, the state government had tied up with a German company, GIZ International, to set up a state-of-art multi-skill development centre. The company, however, pulled out of the project due to which the project did not see the light of the day for c m y b four years. The SAD-BJP government also woke up from its slumber a year before the Assembly elections and ordered that the building of the centre be constructed. As per sources, the National Skill Development Corporation may take up the project. Functioning to start this session All is not lost, it seems. State Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said the state government was now planning to start functioning of the centre for the benefit of the unemployed youth in the state. “It was inaugurated in a hurry last year to expand vote bank of the SAD-BJP government. We are now trying to get it started and we are hopeful that starting this year, the institute will start offering short term courses to youth which will enable them to hone their skills and also prepare them for getting jobs not only in national but also international markets,” he said. Mentally upset man ends his life Bathinda, July 14 A person, who was reportedly mentally unstable, committed suicide on today in Baba Farid Nagar. Investigating officer Jagdeep Singh of the Thermal police station said Jalpinder Singh had a dispute with his wife for the past one year and due to this he was mentally upset. Today, he took the extreme step by injecting himself with some intoxicant. A case under Section 174, IPC, have registered on the statement of his father Basant Singh. The autopsy was conducted at the Civil Hospital, Bathinda, after which the body was handed over to his kin. — TNS Snatching, theft cases reported Tribune News Service Bathinda, July 14 Though the Bathinda police have failed to get any clue in major theft incidents taken place in the city, a snatching and four theft incidents were reported from the district today. In a complaint lodged by Suresh Kumar, a resident of Rampura Mandi, at the City Rampura police station, it has been allegedly stated that two unidentified accused have snatched earrings of his mother Parmatma Devi after threatening her on July 7. A case in this regard has been registered after seven days today. In a case of theft, Akash Kumar, a resident of the Police Lines, Bathinda, have lodged a complaint at the Kotwali police station. As per the complaint, Krishan Kumar, a resident of Balraj Nagar, stole a mobile phone from his pocket outside the OPD of the Civil Hospital, Bathinda. A case has been registered against the accused under Section 379 of the IPC. Jagseer Singh, the investigation officer, said soon the accused would be held. The Maur police have lodged a joint FIR about the theft of three motorcy- cles which were stolen recently. Tejinder Singh, a resident of Jodhpur Pakhar village, in a complaint stated that his motorcycle (bearing registration number PB 03A 8853) was stolen from Jodhpur Pakhar village on May 28 and a case has been registered today after 46 days. Samaaru Ram, a resident of Maur village, said his motorcycle (bearing registration number PB 03L 6366) was stolen from Maur Mandi on July 4. In another incident, Purshotam Dass, a resident of Mysarkhana village said his motorcycle (bearing registration number PB 03 7261) was stolen from the Maur Mandi area. A case has been registered in this regard under relevant sections.
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